Flood Alert Info - Upper River Derwent

Area Description

The Upper Derwent and Scarborough areas, including land around The Sea Cut at Scalby, Throxenby Beck, Old Malton, and Priorpot Beck in Norton.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 11:16
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. The current river level of the Derwent in Malton is 3.65m, we expect the Derwent levels to continue to fall slowly throughout Saturday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 19:57
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. Levels have fallen slightly but will remain high into Saturday. Some unsettled weather is forecast for the rest of the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 14:06
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. No further rise in levels are anticipated but they will continue to remain high throughout today. Dry and settled weather will continue today but unsettled weather is forecast for the rest of the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 09:59
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. No further rise in levels are anticipated but they will continue to remain high throughout Friday. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 03:13
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. No further rise in levels are anticipated but they will continue to remain high throughout Friday. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 17:39
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. No further rise in levels are anticipated but they will continue to remain high throughout Thursday. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through until Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 08:46
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. No further significant rainfall is expected on Thursday 5th April but levels will remain high into the weekend. Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 01:43
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. No further significant rainfall is expected on Thursday 5th April but levels will remain high into the weekend . . Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 18:23
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. The level on the River Rye at Howe Bridge at the time of this message update is 4.34m and the River Derwent at Malton is currently 4.03m. Levels are forecast to remain at or around these levels on Wednesday evening. Further localised showers are forecast today. We do not expect to see a significant response as a result of this but levels are likely to be kept high into Thursday. Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 11:54
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. The level on the River Rye at Howe Bridge is currently 4.38m and the river Derwent at Malton is currently 4.03m and will remain high during Wednesday. Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 03:30
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. Levels will remain high during Wednesday. Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 21:32
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to river levels on the River Rye at Howe Bridge and the River Derwent at Malton. Levels will remain high during Wednesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 13:03
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Derwent around Mowthorpe Weir Head and the River Rye at Howe Bridge. Levels will remain high throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. No further significant rainfall is expected during Tuesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 03:48
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Derwent around Mowthorpe Weir Head and the River Rye at Howe Bridge. Levels will remain high throughout Tuesday and may rise slowly during the day. No further significant rainfall is expected. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:44
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This alert has been issued as result of rising levels on the River Derwent around Mowthorpe Weir Head and the River Rye at Howe Bridge. Levels around Malton are expected to reach around 3.3m overnight. Levels at Howe Bridge are expected to reach between 4m to 4.2m overnight. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 16:16
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This flood alert remains in force in response to recent persistent rainfall across the catchment. Levels on the upper River Derwent at Mowthorpe have now peaked. Levels downstream at Malton are expected to rise slowly to above 3m late on Friday then will remain high into the weekend. Further outbreaks of rain and snow showers are forecast for the next 24hrs. As the catchment gets saturated this may cause some further flooding of low lying land, roads and fields. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 11:41
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to recent persistent rainfall across the catchment. Levels on the upper River Derwent at Mowthorpe have risen to 42.9mAOD and are expected to remain elevated today. Levels at Malton are currently below 3m but can be expected to start to rise slowly later on Friday then remaining high into the weekend. Further outbreaks of rain and snow showers are forecast for the next 24hrs. As the catchment gets saturated this may cause flooding of low lying land, roads and fields. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Sep 2017 17:53
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This flood alert has been issued due to rising levels on the Upper River Derwent, in response to recent rainfall and heavy showers. Levels are expected to remain high into the evening and overnight. We are not expecting the river to each flood warning levels. For a detailed weather forecast please see the Met Office website. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jun 2017 09:13
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
This flood alert has been issued due to rising river levels in response to heavy overnight rainfall. We expect that river levels will remain high throughout today. The local area of concern is Mowthorpe weir head. We are closely monitoring river levels and will update this message as necessary. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. River levels can be viewed on our website. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area visit www.metoffice.gov.uk.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Jun 2017 10:12
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
The flood alert for the Upper Derwent remains in force. Levels in the River Derwent are rising slowly in response to recent rainfall, and are expected to continue rising during Thursday as rain continues. Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as more information becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jun 2017 19:57
River Derwent, Sea Cut, River Hertford, Burniston Beck
The flood alert has been issued for the Upper River Derwent due to levels at Howe Bridge. Levels in the River Derwent are rising slowly in response to recent rainfall, and are expected to continue rising into Thursday. Rainfall on Thursday may cause further rises. Current river levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as more information becomes available.